Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has asked for a rethink on the punishment handed out in representative fixtures, seeking a solution that doesn't punish NRL clubs.
With a swivel of the hips and a dive between three Australian defenders Shaun Johnson might just have got his season back on track.
The Jennings boys from Penrith, Cronulla's Jack Bird and Broncos pair Kodi Nikorima and Joe Ofahengaue are just a few of the players to have debuted in 2015.
Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says key playmaker Jamie Soward could be a late inclusion for their NRL clash against Brisbane on Friday night.
Titans rookie Kane Elgey has revealed how the captaincy in his final year in the under-20s inspired the confidence he has brought to the NRL.
The last time these two clubs collided, Dragons coach Paul McGregor picked up the clipboard for the very first time in an NRL.
They might be at different ends of the ladder, but just two wins separate the Eels and Storm ahead of their Round 9 meeting at Pirtek Stadium.
Two desperate sides meet at Brookvale on Sunday, with Manly out to climb off the foot of the ladder and Newcastle keen to end a four-game losing streak.
Darius Boyd will make his long-awaited return for the Broncos on Friday night after Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett confirmed his place in the team.
Can the speed and skill of the Cowboys' backline get the better of the brute force of a monster Bulldogs pack?